Will Dawson


  1. Some interesting data in this Forbes report about crashes on iOS and Android apps.  Not surprising to see the top apps having fewer crashes than the rest of the market.  But not the results I would have predicted between iOS and Android.  Given the high level of fragmentation in the Android handset world, I would have thought Android apps would crash more than iOS ones.  This is good news for Google as it is a strong data point indicating that fragmentation is not really hurting Android app developers.
I have to wonder if there is not selection bias in the data though?  This data is from a company app developers use to help them make their applications better, so naturally these are developers who are actively tracking and improving their applications.  This data does not speak about the quality of all the applications on each platform. 

    Some interesting data in this Forbes report about crashes on iOS and Android apps.  Not surprising to see the top apps having fewer crashes than the rest of the market.  But not the results I would have predicted between iOS and Android.  Given the high level of fragmentation in the Android handset world, I would have thought Android apps would crash more than iOS ones.  This is good news for Google as it is a strong data point indicating that fragmentation is not really hurting Android app developers.

    I have to wonder if there is not selection bias in the data though?  This data is from a company app developers use to help them make their applications better, so naturally these are developers who are actively tracking and improving their applications.  This data does not speak about the quality of all the applications on each platform.